Businessman and billionaire Elon Musk wants to buy Twitter.
Shovelling Tweet Sparks Backlash
A “supportive” tweet by a Manitoba MLA has sparked unintended backlash.
News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2021?
Can you ace our 2021 news quiz? Give it a try!
Donald Trump banned from Twitter, Facebook
US president Donald Trump has been banned from Twitter and Facebook following a riot at the US Capitol Building on January 6.
Lots Of Political Drama At G7
A lot happened at the G7 summit this year.
The G7 (the G stands for “group”) is made up of seven of the world’s wealthiest countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The leaders of these countries, plus representatives for the European Union, get together every year. That meeting is called a summit. Every summit is held at a different G7 country; this year, it was held in Quebec, Canada.
At the summit, the leaders talk about issues that affect them all. This year, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, said he wanted to discuss: strengthening the middle class, supporting women’s equality and ensuring that more girls can access education, dealing with global warming and promoting respect for diversity.
Some very good things happened at the G7 summit this year. For instance, the leaders agreed to give nearly $3 billion to help women and girls access education. That pledge received praise from many people, including activist Malala Yousafzai, who said, the money will “give more girls hope.”
President Donald Trump
The United States has a new president.
Donald Trump was “sworn in” or “inaugurated” last Friday as the country’s 45th president. That means he was officially given the job, and Barack Obama is no longer the president of the United States.
“Fake News” Is Hard For Kids To Spot
There is a lot of “fake news” on the Internet. A new study shows that many young people in the United States have a hard time telling “real” from “fake” news.
Fake news is exactly what it sounds like. It’s an article that may look just like any other news article–except that it’s not true. Unfortunately, many people can’t tell the difference.
Outpouring Of Support For France
People around the world are expressing encouragement and support for the people of France. In particular, for the people in its capital city, Paris.
Student In Texas Builds Clock
Ahmed Mohamed is a bright, well-spoken and creative grade 9 student in Texas. One of his favourite things to do is invent and build things. He once built himself an extra long-life battery charger for his cell phone. Recently, he built a clock.
The Queen Sends A Tweet
The Queen of England is on Twitter.
She posted her first tweet recently, about an exhibit she had just officially opened.